Aurelius History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Aurelius can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. The people here were known by only a single name until it became necessary for them to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Aurelius is a patronymic surname, a name derived from the father's given name. The surname Aurelius came from the first name Aurello, the ancient Latin cognomen Aurellius. The Latin given name Aurellius comes from the words aurum, which means gold and aurora, which means dawn or light.

Early Origins of the Aurelius family

The surname Aurelius was first found in Aquileia in 421, where Marco Aureli was a government consul. This surname is believed to have developed before this period in Rome, making it one of the oldest surviving surnames.

Early History of the Aurelius family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aurelius research. Another 42 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1538, 1625, 1575 and 1632 are included under the topic Early Aurelius History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aurelius Spelling Variations

Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Aurelius include Aureli, Aurelio, Auregli, Aurìlia, Aureliani, Auria, Aurelius, Aurilio and many more.

Early Notables of the Aurelius family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Giovanni Battista Aureli, who was a minister in the Calabrian town of San Sisto in 1538. Vincenzo Auria studied law in Palermo in 1625 and was a prominent member of the Sicilian nobility. Aurelio Aureli lived in the Veneto region on the famous island of Murano, which is visited today for its...
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United States Aurelius migration to the United States +

Immigrants bearing the name Aurelius or a variant listed above include:

Aurelius Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edward E. Aurelius, aged 7, who immigrated to America, in 1895
  • John Aurelius, aged 1, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Martha A. Aurelius, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
Aurelius Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mary Ann Aurelius, aged 58, who landed in America, in 1908
  • William E. Aurelius, aged 60, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Edith M. Aurelius, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1908

Contemporary Notables of the name Aurelius (post 1700) +

  • Earl W. Aurelius, American politician, Mayor of University Heights, Ohio, 1953-54 [1]
  • Cassius Aurelius Boone (1850-1917), American politician, Mayor of Orlando, Florida, 1882-83 [2]
  • Aurelius Buckingham (1793-1884), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Oxford, 1838 [3]
  • Aurelius H. Maze, American Democratic Party politician, Mayor of Winona, Minnesota, 1937; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1956 [4]
  • Aurelius W. Hutton, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, 1889-90 [5]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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